Regarding COVID-19:

Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh remains open for business during this Stay at Home period as our work has been deemed essential by Governor Walz. To ensure we can serve our clients and that our staff is safe and healthy we are doing our work remotely. We continue to work on current and new client matters. Minnesota Courts are determining which cases will be heard based on their priority level. If you have an active case and an upcoming hearing date, we will notify you regarding any additional impact the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 may have on your case. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during this time.

Workers’ Compensation

Helping Injured Workers Get The Benefits They Deserve

If you’ve suffered an injury or illness at work, you likely just want to focus on resting and recovering so that you can get back to work. Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation process can be bureaucratic, frustrating and even biased in favor of employers. For these reasons and more, it can be very helpful to work with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney like those at Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh, PLLP.

We will go the extra mile to help you access the medical care, financial compensation and other benefits that you need and are entitled to. And we are ready to oversee your case at any level, from initial application through all stages of appeal.

How Were You Injured?

Over the years, we have helped clients with a wide range of injuries and accident scenarios, including:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Repetitive stress injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.)
  • Being struck by falling objects
  • Falling from height
  • Burns and cuts
  • Electrocution
  • Exposure to toxic mold
  • Inhalation of dangerous chemical fumes
  • Work-related car accidents

It ultimately doesn’t matter if you were injured while working construction or sitting at a desk in an office. If your injury occurred in the course and scope of employment, it is likely compensable.

Additional Legal Options: Third-Party Claims

One of the founding principles of workers’ compensation is that workers receive benefits after a workplace injury or illness in exchange for ceding the right to sue their employers for that injury or illness. Because of this, workers’ compensation is usually the only legal remedy for injured workers, with one exception: third-party claims.

If you were seriously injured on the job due to the negligence of a third party (not your employer or a co-worker), you can bring a separate lawsuit against that third party. One example would be suing the manufacturer of a dangerous/defective piece of equipment used for work.

Let’s Discuss Your Workers’ Compensation Claim For Free

From our office in St. Paul, CBSH serves clients throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. For an assessment of your workers’ compensation case and to learn how we can help you, call us at 651-968-0969 or send us an email.